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The Art Institute of Las Vegas Reinvents the College Weekend

By: The Art Institutes

March 20, 2013

[HENDERSON, Nev., June 23] The Art Institute of Las Vegas and Culinary Institute of Las Vegas, a division of The Art Institute of Las Vegas, put a creative spin on the traditional college weekend. While some high schoolers take traditional tours of college campuses that involve staying in a dorm room and sitting in on lectures, local budding artists and chefs are gearing up to develop their own and market a feature film, cater an event, and re-design a theatre?all in a three-day timeframe.

- Local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors explore careers in creative and applied arts - 

At Summer Studio 2006 at The Art Institute of Las Vegas, June 28-30, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will explore careers in creative and applied arts in a hands-on, whirlwind atmosphere where hanging out with Godzilla is a part of the learning process. Now in its third year, the four-day workshop is designed to allow high schoolers to try on their future careers and explore their creativity in a fun learning environment. Summer Teens participants are introduced to student life at The Art Institute and receive an in-depth introduction to a career in creative and applied arts.

Instead of simply hearing about their future in lectures, The Art Institute allows students to experience their future. At Summer Teens, high school students will learn about typical work situations, industry tips, tools and techniques used in the field and theory from professionals.

The Summer Teens program has participants working on one of five different creative development teams around the creation of a fictitious summer/beach "blockbuster" film. The movie will be filmed, edited, and assembled for the final night premiere celebration and wrap party where they can show off their hard work and new skills:

"Students are sure to enjoy the whimsical quality of Summer Teens' final project. Its true B-movie-style will keep the creativity flowing and set an exciting backdrop for all participants to experience the academic programs they are considering," says Monica Jeffs, Associate Director of Admissions. "Exploring a creative education in commercial art couldn't be more fun."

Students who will be high school graduates in 2003 or 2004 from the United States or Canada are eligible to attend. Potential students interested in The Art Institute of California—Orange County Summer Teen program are invited to call 888. 549.3055, 714.830.0200 or visit www.aicaoc.aii.edu for curriculum and admissions information.

About The Art Institute of Las Vegas

The Art Institute of Las Vegas, one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 32 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

By: The Art Institutes

March 20, 2013